Year 6 Ms Bryden and Mrs Mole

We have high expectations for our pupils in Year 6; they are given extra responsibility and all have the role of a prefect. They enjoy having a bigger role in school services and assemblies as well as helping the younger children in the Junior Department.

Ms Bryden and Mrs Mole are the J6 form teachers. However, in preparation for life in Senior School, the children are taught by an increasing number of subject specialist teachers. They are encouraged to become more independent in both their actions and in their thinking.

Some of the topics studied in Year 6 include: Medicine Through the Ages; Nature at its Best and Worst and the Battle of Flodden. In all lessons the children are exposed to lively, challenging lessons which regularly extend beyond the classroom through trips and visits to places such as Mary King’s Close and the Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. Full advantage is taken of our location close to sites important to the Battle of Flodden which brings this part of Scottish and English history to life. Dialogue and pupil voice are encouraged through collaborative learning.

'I enjoy being in J6 because you have a lot more responsibility'

'In lessons our class enjoys creating things and the lessons are always made fun'